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2nd Dec '16 11:30:36 PM RickTommy
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* In a ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' unfinished cartoon "Those Darn Cousins", Homestar's little cousins Preshy and Rafferdy torture him when no one else is around. At one point, they tie him to [[http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/6/60/Unfinished.png railroad tracks]].


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* In a ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' unfinished cartoon "Those Darn Cousins", Homestar's little cousins Preshy and Rafferty torture him when no one else is around. At one point, they tie him to [[http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/6/60/Unfinished.png railroad tracks]].
20th Nov '16 9:45:42 PM Heckfire
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* [[ComicBooks/SergioAragonesDestroysDC Sergio Aragones Destroys DC]] has one pair of tied damsels on the splash panel for his Superman story (keep magnifying glass handy).

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* [[ComicBooks/SergioAragonesDestroysDC [[ComicBook/SergioAragonesDestroysDC Sergio Aragones Destroys DC]] has one pair of tied damsels on the splash panel for his Superman story (keep magnifying glass handy).
23rd Oct '16 1:38:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''TheOnion'''s faux historical retrospective ''Our Dumb Century'', with an ad for a railway company claiming to feature "fewer mustache-twirling villains tying golden-haired maidens to our tracks" than any of its competitors, as such events are quite an inconvenience to passengers.

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* Parodied in ''TheOnion'''s ''Magazine/TheOnion'''s faux historical retrospective ''Our Dumb Century'', with an ad for a railway company claiming to feature "fewer mustache-twirling villains tying golden-haired maidens to our tracks" than any of its competitors, as such events are quite an inconvenience to passengers.
20th Oct '16 4:10:56 PM WaxingName
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* Played straight in the 202nd chapter of the manga ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Joseph and Abdul are both magnetized to one of the rails (and each other) by their enemy. Of course, Abdul could have just melted away the rail with his power over fire, but since it would derail the oncoming train, they had to be a bit more clever in their escape.

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* Played straight in the 202nd chapter [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders third part]] of the manga ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Joseph and Abdul are both magnetized to one of the rails (and each other) by their enemy. Of course, Abdul could have just melted away the rail with his power over fire, but since it would derail the oncoming train, they had to be a bit more clever in their escape.
10th Sep '16 3:04:02 PM NateTheGreat
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* Parodied in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Sabrina even does the scream-and-struggle seizure, but quickly stops as she realizes that screaming is pretty pointless if you're in a silent movie.

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* Parodied in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Sabrina even does the scream-and-struggle seizure, but quickly stops as she realizes that screaming is pretty pointless if you're in a silent movie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCLZxxN6KI&t=1m47s Watch]].
19th Jul '16 5:33:40 PM phylos
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* This crops up in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' where the three candidates for the position of Lancelot end up drugged and [[TheHero Eggsy]] ends up tied to a track by a man demanding to know about Kingsman and Harry Hart. [[spoiler: This ends up being a SecretTestOfCharacter to see how devoted the candidates are. Eggsy and [[LittleMissBadass Roxy]] pass with flying colours. [[TheBully Gary]]... [[DirtyCoward not so much]]]].

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* This crops up in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' where the three candidates for the position of Lancelot end up drugged and [[TheHero Eggsy]] ends up tied to a track by a man demanding to know about Kingsman and Harry Hart. [[spoiler: This ends up being a SecretTestOfCharacter to see how devoted the candidates are. Eggsy and [[LittleMissBadass Roxy]] pass with flying colours. [[TheBully Gary]]...Charlie]]... [[DirtyCoward not so much]]]].
30th Jun '16 4:42:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'' once did this to a perp. In order to get him to talk they tied him to railway tracks at the end of a tunnel. He wouldn't talk at first, but soon he noticed a train approaching from the far end of the tunnel and told Hannibal everything he wanted to know, only for Hannibal to leave that guy tied to the tracks. Of course it was then revealed that the oncoming train [[BigShadowLittleCreature was just Murdock on a bike, complete with a high-powered lamp, a fake chimney and a tape player with train sound effects]].

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* ''Series/TheATeam'' once did this to a perp. perp in "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E1BulletsAndBikinis Bullets and Bikinis]]". In order to get him Councilman Prescott to talk sign a paper they tied him to railway tracks at the end of a tunnel. He wouldn't talk at first, but soon he noticed a train approaching from the far end of the tunnel and told Hannibal everything he wanted to know, signed it, only for Hannibal to leave that guy him tied to the tracks. Of course it was then revealed that the oncoming train [[BigShadowLittleCreature was just Murdock on a bike, complete with a high-powered lamp, a fake chimney and a tape player with train sound effects]].



* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a Damsn thelInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.

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* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a Damsn thelInDistress DamselInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.
20th Jun '16 12:20:30 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/NumbChucks'': In "Hunk O Chuck", Fungus is MistakenForDying. To help him cross something off his BucketList, Dilweed kidnaps Burford and dresses him as a woman before tying him to the railway track so Fungus can fulfill his ambition of recuing a damsel who has been tied to railroad. HilarityEnsues.
3rd Jun '16 10:17:45 AM Chariset
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Usually the trains used in this trope would be powered by old-time steam engines, but a few modern uses/parodies would use more modern diesel locomotives instead. It's also a hazard for characters in a MouseWorld, who may have this happen to them with toy trains, let alone real ones.

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Usually the trains used in this trope would be powered by old-time steam engines, but a few modern uses/parodies would use more modern diesel locomotives instead. It's also a hazard for characters in a MouseWorld, who may have this happen to them enough difficulty with toy trains, let alone real ones.
5th May '16 10:10:54 PM tropetrooper46
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* In the spanish Telenova "Angel Rebelda" The Character Crystal ties another charcater, Patricia, to the railway for betraying and lying to her throughout the series. Patricia begs to be let go but Crystal leaves he there to die and Crystal drives off in Patricia's car and Patricia is shown giving one final shout before her off screen death.

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* In the spanish Telenova "Angel Rebelda" Rebeldw" The Character Crystal ties another charcater, Patricia, to the railway as revenge for betraying and lying to her throughout the series. Patricia begs to be let go but Crystal leaves he her there to die and Crystal drives off in Patricia's car and car.Patricia is shown giving one final shout before her off screen death.
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